Boeing and Aeroméxico have celebrated the delivery of the first of up to 90 737 MAX airplanes.
Mexico’s global airline plans to use the more fuel-efficient and longer-range MAX jets to expand its network across the Americas.
In 2012 Aeroméxico placed an order for up to 90 MAX airplanes, including the MAX 8 and the larger MAX 9 variant.
The two models offer the airline the flexibility to fly between approximately 160 and 190 passengers on flights of about 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometres), both with better operating costs and passenger experience.
“We are very proud to be one of the first airlines in Latin America operating this aircraft, which allows us to provide operational efficiencies that translate into multiple benefits for our clients, both in terms of their experience on-board and the options they have to reach their destination,” said Andrés Conesa, chief executive of Aeroméxico.
Aeroméxico, the largest airline in Mexico, operates one of the most technologically-advanced fleets in the region.
It is a leading operator of the 787 Dreamliner.
“We are honoured to expand our partnership with Aeroméxico and welcome them to the 737 MAX family,” said Ricardo Cavero, vice president, Latin America sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The 737 MAX will provide Aeroméxico with unmatched reliability, fuel efficiency and a premium on-board experience for its passengers.”
The 737 MAX family is designed to offer customers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market.